Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Swoop inaugurates the first commercial flight from Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta

Today the Candian low-cost airline Swoop celebrates its first of four inaugural flights to Mexico.  Flight WO660 departs John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) at 8:00 a.m. EST and arrives at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) at 12:28 p.m. CST.

Swoop's first flight to Mexico is also a first for Hamilton International Airport

 This is the first time an airline has offered service to Puerto Vallarta from the Hamilton International Airport. Travellers can also enjoy flights from Hamilton to Cancun beginning January 14, 2019, and Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán beginning January 12, 2019, and January 20, 2019, respectively.

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport and tourism partners are welcoming the arrival of the first Swoop aircraft and its travellers with a water arch, refreshments, gift bags and a lively mariachi band. 
"Not only are we celebrating Swoop's entry into its fourth country in under six months of operation, but also a brand-new route for the Hamilton airport", said Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor of Communications at Swoop. "Swoop continues to write a progressive narrative in the history of Canadian air travel, benefitting the thousands of Canadians that choose to fly with us every day and influencing growth in the tourism industry."

"Today's inaugural flight on Swoop from Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is an exciting one for the Airport and our customers," said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. "Puerto Vallarta is a brand-new destination offered for the first time from Hamilton and is a popular destination for Canadian and U.S. customers heading south to escape the cold winter weather. Hamilton is proud to fulfil this demand and see its list of sun destinations continue to grow in 2019."

"Puerto Vallarta's airport has been enjoying a continual increase in flights in the past two seasons and these new flights are a sign on the continuous interest in Puerto Vallarta's tourism offerings," said Javier Aranda Pedrero, General Director, Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. "Our guests will find that Puerto Vallarta can offer an exceptional warm and sunny vacation at every budget."
Flights are now available for booking through to April 27, 2019.
Details of Swoop's service to Mexico: 
Service Between
Service Offered
Weekly Frequency
Total One-Way
Price From*
Hamilton and Puerto
2 x per week
$139 CAD
Hamilton and Cancun
Monday, Friday, 
3 x per week
$139 CAD
Abbotsford and Puerto 
2 x per week
$159 CAD
Abbotsford and Mazatlán
2 x per week
$159 CAD

*Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.

(Image Swoop / WestJet)